To Fear The Light: The sequel to 'To Save the Sun'

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Tom Doherty Associates, Apr 1, 2011 - Fiction - 448 pages

Two hundred years ago, Adela de Montgarde, the brilliant astrophysicist, conceived the centuries-long plan to forestall the death of Earth's sun, thus preserving the original genetic material of the Empire of the Hundred Worlds-and of the Emperors who enabled her visionary plan.

Now Adela emerges from cold sleep to oversee the final stages of her great work. She awakens to an Empire transformed: her son Eric is Emporer, faster-than-light travel has finally been achieved, and humanity has spilled out to innumerable new planets, far beyond the Empire's Hundred Worlds.

In the twilight of the Empire, human and alien factions vie for advantage, while Adela's awesome feat of stellar engineering approaches its final fruition: the preservation and re-invigoration of the fearsome light at the heart of humanity's first solar system...the saving of Earth's Sun.



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Contents

Title Page Copyright Notice The demagogue Jephthah addressed the crowd PART ONE HISTORY
HISTORY
PART TWO A SILENT PASSING
AWAKENINGS AND ARRIVALS
TRANSMISSION
TSING 479
THREATS AND REGRETS
RUNNING AWAY
AIRBORNE
RIHANA
OUTBACK
BACK IN THE GAME
CAPTIVES AND CAPTORS
PART FOUR THE GATHERING STORM
TRANSIT
DISCOVERY

JEPHTHAH
PART THREE THE GATHERING DARKNESS
MERCURY
ARRIVALS
A CHANGE OF PLANS
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Born in Philadelphia, Ben Bova worked as a newspaper reporter, a technical editor for Project Vanguard (the first American satellite program), and a science writer and marketing manager for Avco Everett Research Laboratory, before being appointed editor of Analog, one of the leading science fiction magazines, in 1971. After leaving Analog in 1978, he continued his editorial work in science fiction, serving as fiction editor of Omni for several years and editing a number of anthologies and lines of books, including the "Ben Bova Presents" series for Tor. He has won science fiction's Hugo Award for Best Editor six times.

A published SF author from the late 1950s onward, Bova is one of the field's leading writers of "hard SF," science fiction based on plausible science and engineering. Among his dozens of novels are Millennium, The Kinsman Saga, Colony, Orion, Peacekeepers, Privateers, and the Voyagers series. Much of his recent work, including Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, The Precipice, and The Rock Rats, falls into the continuity he calls "The Grand Tour," a large-scale saga of the near-future exploration and development of our solar system.

A President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past president of Science-fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, in 2001 Dr. Bova was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He lives in Naples, Florida, with his wife, the well-known literary agent Barbara Bova.

A. J. Austin has published his short fiction in Anaglog, Asimov's, and the anthology Newer York. With Ben Bova, he coauthored two novels: To Save the Sun and To Fear the Light. He also hosted a call-in radio show, Middays.

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